Harry Draper Player Profile
Debut: No debut
A man on our books since before he was eight-years-old, young forward Harry Draper signed his first professional deal at Boro’ in summer 2019. It had come after a season in which the lad had been out on work experience with several lower league clubs. The first of those clubs were neighbours Hitchin Town. And it’d be to Top Field that Draper would go on a season-long loan straight after turning pro at the Lamex.
In his time at Boro’ and in the youth setup, Draper had been part of a successful side; one that did well in the FA Youth Cup. At 6’3, the striker is actually the first Stevenage-born Academy product to progress right through our system. With time on his side, hopefully the future will see Draper go on to big and bright things with his hometown club. He’d already made an impact at our old rivals from down the A602.
Not that we’d want to be encouraging such things, obviously. It is Hitchin after all…
Unfortunately for Draper, his future would lie elsewhere. The end of the 2019-20 season saw him released by the club, despite the progress he’d made here. It was all the more unfortunate after he’d powered back from injury to set his career on the right path. Time will tell if Boro’ jumped the gun on this one.